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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 23 2017

Italy to start winding down Veneto banks Saturday after EU green-light

MILAN/FRANKFURT The European Commission on Friday gave preliminary approval for an Italian plan to wind down two ailing Veneto-based regional lenders with state money in a move that may allow Rome to solve its latest banking crisis on its own terms.

Jun 23 2017

German bond scarcity a key factor in ECB QE extension debate - sources

FRANKFURT The growing scarcity of German government bonds makes any major extension of the European Central Bank's asset buying scheme difficult and this will be a key consideration when policymakers decide whether to extend the buys, three sources told Reuters.

Jun 23 2017

German bond scarcity a key factor in ECB QE extension debate: sources

FRANKFURT, June 23 The growing scarcity of German government bonds makes any major extension of the European Central Bank's asset buying scheme difficult and this will be a key consideration when policymakers decide whether to extend the buys, three sources told Reuters.

Jun 14 2017

ECB critics, weary of lax policy, voice fresh doubts

FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM Top critics of the European Central Bank's asset purchase scheme expressed fresh doubts about the effectiveness of the program on Wednesday, laying down their arguments just as the bank prepares for a debate on extending the measures.

Jun 08 2017

ECB closes door on rate cuts but warns of weak inflation

TALLINN The European Central Bank closed the door on more interest rate cuts on Thursday, judging the euro zone economy to be rebounding, but said inflation looks to remain weak for years so it still needs to pump out the cash. | Video

Jun 02 2017

UK election raises Brexit stakes while ECB eyes recovery

FRANKFURT It was meant to be a landslide victory for Prime Minister Theresa May.

May 31 2017

Greece needs debt relief deal in June, ECB's Coeure says

FRANKFURT Europe must stop stalling and agree on debt relief measures for Greece on June 15 to revive the only euro zone economy still in recession, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday.

May 30 2017

Exclusive: ECB to discuss closing door to extra stimulus next week - sources

FRANKFURT European Central Bank policymakers are set to take a more benign view of the economy when they meet on June 8 and will even discuss dropping some of their pledges to ramp up stimulus if needed, four sources with direct knowledge of the discussions told Reuters.

May 24 2017

ECB must not change course as inflation weak despite growth: policymakers

FRANKFURT Euro zone economic growth may be improving - and European Central Bank policy will reflect this - but inflation remains weak so there is no need to deviate from the policy path already laid out, top ECB policymakers said on Wednesday.

May 22 2017

Exclusive: ECB plan to take euro clearing from London stalled by infighting - sources

FRANKFURT Discord between the euro zone's three largest countries is stalling the European Central Bank's efforts to come up with a way to force euro clearing out of London and put it under its watch, three sources told Reuters.

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